Italian journalist reminds reader: Pope is not Al Gore
Although the message of Pope Benedict XVI for the World Day of Peace places heavy emphasis on environmental concerns, Giuliano Gerrar of the Italian daily Il Foglio reminds his readers that the “green” approach favored by the Pope is very distant from the environmentalism espoused by Al Gore and other secular liberals.
Pope’s environmentalism seen as a bid to find common ground on natural law
Father Raymond de Souza, the editor of Canada’s National Post, interprets Pope Benedict’s message for the World Day of Peace as another effort to find common ground with secular thought. If we can agree on the importance of respecting nature, he argues, we may be able to agree on the importance of respecting natural law.